War Memorial Park eateries open after £400k revamp - The Coventry Observer

15th Aug, 2022

War Memorial Park eateries open after £400k revamp

Tristan Harris 5th Jul, 2022 Updated: 5th Jul, 2022

THERE are now new tastes on offer at Coventry’s War Memorial Park after the buildings underwent a new £400,000 revamp.

The Park Bistro, adjacent to Kenilworth Road, is open from 8am for breakfast and offers everything from a full English to pain au chocolats and croissants. Visitors can eat in or take away.

Freshly made snacks range from Scotch eggs with mustard relish to vintage cheddar rarebit, a variety of main meals are on offer for lunches and people can also indulge in traditional afternoon teas, inspired by the Coombe Abbey Hotel’s award-winning cake selection.

The old cafe in the visitor centre has been given a 50s-themed makeover and is now operating as a dessert diner.

It is the second Sundae Club to have been opened by No Ordinary Hospitality Management (NOHM), which manages a host of venues and attractions across the region, including Coombe Abbey Hotel and St Mary’s Guildhall

The first one at Coombe Abbey Park has been a roaring success.

Customers with a sweet tooth have a range of different flavoured milkshakes and ice creams to choose from, along with hot, fresh waffles and crepes.

Richard Harrison, managing director of NOHM, said he was delighted with the new look hospitality offering at the park, and was sure the new layout, which had ‘something for everyone’ would set the 12-acre community space up for generations to come.

He said: “The War Memorial Park has been a haven for Coventrians for over a century.

“To reflect its ongoing appeal and charm, the food and drink outlets have been designed to offer something to visitors from all walks of life each and every day, whilst staying true to the traditions of the park.

“With summer on the way and the city still basking in the success of the BBC Radio 1

Big Weekend and the UK City of Culture celebrations, we’re looking forward to War Memorial Park’s new era, and are proud to have played a part in bringing it to fruition.”

Coun Abdul Salam Khan, Deputy leader of Coventry City Council with responsibility for parks, said: “It’s a well-loved park and – most importantly – a major green space in the heart of the city.

“So, this is very good news.”

Visit warmemorialparkbistro.co.uk or facebook.com/thebistroatwarmemorialpark for more.

Check out sundae-club.co.uk for further details on The Sundae Club.

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